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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the word "impertinent" mean in the context of "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) Disrespectful or rude.
(b) Uncomfortable or wary.
(c) Inexcusable.
(d) Plausible.

2. When was the Emancipation Proclamation issued?
(a) January 1, 1865.
(b) January 1, 1864.
(c) January 1, 1862.
(d) January 1, 1863.

3. What does the word "perish" mean in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) To die.
(b) To distinguish.
(c) To enliven.
(d) To expel.

4. The author claims in his conclusion of "My Dungeon Shook" that "we can make America" what?
(a) "Better than it has ever been."
(b) "What America must become."
(c) "Great again."
(d) "A beacon of yesterday."

5. Of white people, the author says in "My Dungeon Shook," "You must accept them and accept them with" what?
(a) Love.
(b) Faith.
(c) Resentment.
(d) Clarity.

6. The author writes in "My Dungeon Shook," "The details and symbols of your life have been deliberately constructed to make you believe" what?
(a) "That you are destined for greatness."
(b) "What white people say about you."
(c) "That your life is fluid."
(d) "That you are attainable."

7. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" refers to a seemingly self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated may proved to be true?
(a) Paradox.
(b) Atonement.
(c) Malaprop.
(d) Irony.

8. The author says of one of his ancestors in "My Dungeon Shook," "One of them said, the very time I thought I was lost, my dungeon shook and" what?
(a) "I was given faith."
(b) "My chains fell off."
(c) "I suddenly saw the light."
(d) "I was engulfed."

9. When was E. Franklin Frazier born?
(a) 1894.
(b) 1919.
(c) 1859.
(d) 1936.

10. Whom does the author claim "no one has ever accused her of being bitter" in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) His daughter.
(b) His sister.
(c) His wife.
(d) His mother.

11. The author claims in his conclusion of "My Dungeon Shook" that the country is celebrating one hundred years of freedom when?
(a) "One hundred years too soon."
(b) "One hundred years too late."
(c) "Two hundred years too late."
(d) "Two hundred years too soon."

12. The author claims of white people in "My Dungeon Shook," "They are, in effect, still trapped in a history which" what?
(a) "They do not understand."
(b) "They cannot escape."
(c) "They created themselves."
(d) "They never wanted."

13. The author tells the letter recipient in "My Dungeon Shook," "Take no one's word for anything, including mine--but trust" what?
(a) "Your experience."
(b) "Your soul."
(c) "Your instincts."
(d) "Your intelligence."

14. What word in "My Dungeon Shook" does the author define as meaning "that we, with love, shall force our brothers to see themselves as they are, to cease fleeing from reality and begin to change it"?
(a) Compulsion.
(b) Revenge.
(c) Integration.
(d) Atonement.

15. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" means great in importance, extent, or size?
(a) Monumental.
(b) Pixillated.
(c) Corporal.
(d) Malevolent.

Short Answer Questions

1. What U.S. President issued the Emancipation Proclamation?

2. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" means to display something?

3. To whom is the author writing in "My Dungeon Shook"?

4. In "My Dungeon Shook," the author cites E. Franklin Frazier as describing a time when the blacks left the land and entered into what?

5. What does the author refer to as "the crime of which I accuse my country" in "My Dungeon Shook"?

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